Buckskin Drive by Whipple Russell Architects Source : Homedsgn

Buckskin Drive is a residential project located in Laguna Hills, California. It was completed by Whipple Russell Architects in 2009. Buckskin Drive by Whipple Russell Architects: “After a long career in building, the original homeowners of our Prairie Modern in Laguna Hills yearned to put their hands-on skills into a home of their own. Their [...]

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A Renovation Project by House Design Source : Homedsgn

This renovation project was carried out by House Design. Located in Pingtung County in Taiwan, it consisted of the complete renovation of a building that had fallen into disuse, and which was turned into a lovely and airy private residence. A Renovation Project by House Design: “As the city progresses through developments of modernization, is [...]

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Residence Rotterdam by KOLENIK Eco Chic design Source : Homedsgn

Residence Rotterdam is a private home designed by KOLENIK Eco Chic design. It is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and has a dark and sophisticated interior. Residence Rotterdam by KOLENIK Eco Chic design: “What do you get when you are the owner of a sublime villa in Rotterdam and you give designer Robert Kolenik carte [...]

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5 Easy Bathroom Makeover Ideas Source : Decoist

This month at Decoist, we’ve featured a range of ideas for giving your home a fresh look in the new year. Last week we showcased an array of easy bedroom makeover ideas. Today we turn our attention to the powder room… Are you planning a more detailed bathroom renovation? Next week we’ll present a checklist [...]

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Wall Murals And Decals For Sports Enthusiasts Source : Decoist

There are plenty of things in life that we grow out of with passing time. But sports seems take the exact direction as we get older. Despite our busy lives, hectic schedules and endless chores, we all find time to flip through the sports section and catch the highlights (at the very least) of the [...]

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Amazing Spaces Designed Just For Kids! Source : Decoist

Architecture in support of creativity and play – now that’s something I can fully support! These spaces make me so happy. Here, kids can explore a wandering rainbow walkway, settle in an ergonomic hole in the wall with a good book, or climb a knitted forest. Kids learn by playing, so shouldn’t architecture for children [...]

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Luxurious Rotterdam Villa Embraces Chic Glamour With Rich Sophistication Source : Decoist

Dramatic in its design, soothing in its ambiance and lavish in the myriad of comforts that it unravels, this grand villa in Rotterdam is an absolute treat for the senses. Combining current interior design trends with surprising and creative living solutions, the splendid Dutch residence features opulence at every turn inside. Designed with inimitable panache by [...]

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A Little Paisley Never Hurt Anyone! Source : Decoist

As you know, different patterns evoke different emotions. The stark contrast between black and white stripes gives the home an edgy, modern vibe. Polka dots painted in pastel hues nurture the home with motherly warmth. Floor-to-ceiling murals transform the home into a high-fashion photo shoot with bursts of light and energy. And plain walls…well, are [...]

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Chouchin Mini: Cool Suspension Lamp From Foscarini Source : Decoist

Contemporary designs with a hint of retro are becoming an increasingly popular trend in living rooms and kitchens across the globe. Designed by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, the Chouchin Mini is the younger sibling of the original Chouchin released by the company a couple of years back. The latest pint-sized version of this popular suspension [...]

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations Source : Decoist

Love is in the air. As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s easy to feel inspired. Not in a romantic relationship? There’s still plenty to celebrate during this season of hearts, flowers and decadent goodies. How about good friends, great food  and the promise of spring?! We know it’s not yet February, but when it comes to [...]

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Outdoor Inspiration: Cool Tiki Torches To Light Up Your Magical Evenings Source : Decoist

Winter is in full swing, and there are many regions of the world that are having to deal with an inordinate amount of snowfall in 2014. It is that time of the year when we turn away from everything pale and white and find solace in warm hues, plush textures and wholesome design themes that [...]

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Modern Renovation Of A Historic Apartment Brings Home Sweeping Sea Views Source : Decoist

Simplicity and minimalism are popular themes among young homeowners who wish to live in homes that are as ergonomic as possible. But this brilliant apartment in Jaffa’s Old City in Tel Aviv, Israel captures your attention with the seamless integration of contemporary design with the historic past of the building. The Old City of Jaffa [...]

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When Pianos Aren’t Just Black Boxes Meant To Give Us Great Tunes! Source : Decoist

It was just a few days back that we featured some beautiful interiors that embraced the piano and made it an integral part of the room’s design. While the focus then was on effortlessly combining the piano with interior design, the grand piano on display today elevates your home’s ambiance to a whole new level. [...]

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Interior Design Trend: A New Take On Natural Materials Source : Decoist

We at Decoist love profiling changing styles and new trends. The Hollywood Regency living room below is a testament to the fact that season after season, this style was all the rage, with “glossy” being the word of choice. In fact, a few years ago, the upscale ideal for interior design consisted of repetitive geometric patterns, lacquered [...]

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Hand-painted Ceiling Murals That Mimic The Clouds Source : Decoist

Appearances can be deceiving, but in the case of interior decor, they can be a good thing. We’ve all seen what can be done to walls and ceilings to remedy a mundane atmosphere – but do you really know the cure to such a decor ailment? If you don’t, here is one style option you [...]

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Home Will Never Be The Same Again: It Just Got SMARTER! Source : Decoist

Futuristic modern homes are no longer relegated to CAD renditions and ingenious Hollywood sets thanks to the large technological advancements that are happening each year. The last fortnight saw some exciting developments take place around the 3D printer technology that promises to deliver an entire house in just 24 hours! Just a week we back, [...]

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Transparent Wire Walls That Define Spaces With Style Source : Decoist

Recently, I wrote an article on modern wire furniture accents for your home. Wire accents are incredibly in style right now, and while I was researching for the article, I found that people are not just loving wire furniture; several homes are incorporating wire into the architecture of their space. You can make your space [...]

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Traditional Toronto Residence Embraces A Sleek And Minimal Renovation Source : Decoist

Renovations that adopt a minimalist style are often a touch more difficult to conjure up and execute than other modern makeovers. They not only require a maximization of the available space, but also need a few creative design solutions and cabinets that tick away the unnecessary. This Toronto residence renovation was carried out by interior [...]

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Organic And Sculptural Scando Oak Collection Offers Intricate Visual Contrast Source : Decoist

We are indeed featuring some of the hot design trends of the year in the first month of 2014, so that avid Decoist readers and even casual design followers can pick and choose the styles and themes that they like the most. It is a wonderful time for redecorating and giving your home an entirely [...]

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What Is That Dinner Plate Doing On The Wall? Source : Decoist

When it comes to decorations and objects that make the home unique, nothing is too peculiar or bizarre in the eyes of a designer, especially when some techniques can be squeezed into a conservative budget. I was in complete disbelief when I came across dinner plates that took on a role other than serving meat [...]

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Wood Meets Geometric Design In One Of Today’s Top Trends Source : Decoist

Geo. Multifaceted. Sculptural. This month at Decoist, we’re showcasing today’s top design trends, from marble decor to the combination of brass and glass. Today we highlight the magic that occurs when wooden materials combine with geometric design. Some call it geo style. We call it pure design bliss! The look: minimalist and colorful, with a [...]

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Posh Enough? Swimming Pool Shaped As A Stradivarius Violin Source : Decoist

In the world of music in general and violins in particular, the name Stradivarius is sacred and revered. It is a name that is recognized by even those casual fans who are not aware of the intricacies of music. And when a Stradivarius gets stolen, it is a story for the tabloids to swoop in [...]

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Modern Urban Residence by Cecconi Simone Source : DesignRulz

Modern urban residence designed in 2013 by Cecconi Simone  situated in Downtown West, Toronto, Canada. This 78 m² model represents a community of urban residences envisioned for Downtown West, Toronto. Conceived around the principals of Active House, a Danish movement committed to healthy and sustainable interior environments, the model brings to life a complete townhome ground-floor. The show [...]

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Sovereign Home by Westbrook Interiors Source : DesignRulz

Inspired by French design icon Christian Liaigre, this luxury high-rise by Westbrook Interiors  is sleek and stylish. Decidedly casual in feel, an intriguing mix of periods and styles seamlessly mingle together for a collected look thanks to the addition of subtle but show-stopping color and innovative displays of original art. Thank you for sharing with DesignRulz this [...]

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Pedregal Beach Front by Wendy Zolezzi Design Source : DesignRulz

Recently designed by  Wendy Zolezzi Design , this 8,000 sq ft beach front property is located in California.  This beach house has 8,000 sq ft front property which makes it even more dreamlike. Design consultant, Wendy Zolezzi says “No job is too far with our experience in serving our clients needs in any location needed.”   Thank you for reading [...]

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Original Office Designs That Inspire People, Russia Source : DesignRulz

Posters, maps, weird toys, mascots and animals. Those who work in advertising can afford everything at their job. Have a seat! At ADV Group, one of the largest marketing communication company in Russia, you have your own nail salon at the office. Moreover, employees play Foosball and air hockey. Everything was designed in order to stimulate [...]

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Casa Hacienda de Chicureo by Raimundo Anguita Source : DesignRulz

Casa Hacienda de Chicureo is a private residence designed by Raimundo Anguita. It is located in Chicureo, Chile, and was completed in 2007.  The owners, a young couple with a numerous family, ordered a house with a conventional program of two floors where family life and encounter were the priority. The house plant is structured in the [...]

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Stunning House in Zürich: 2 Verandas Villa by Gus Wüstemann Source : DesignRulz

This is a house for a young South African family in Erlenbach, just outside Zurich along the lake. The plot is in a suburban context and therefor pretty dense with family homes, typical for the area. The site is on a slope, where on top there are beautiful views to the lake with evening sun and [...]

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Architecture and Landscape Merge in a Breathtaking Cottage Style Source : DesignRulz

Designed by Robert Maschke Architects, this was is located in a densely wooded perimeter provides privacy from the compact suburban neighborhood.  The client wished to maintain the quaint cottage style of the existing century old shake clad structure while enhancing it with open interior spaces filled with natural light. A new master suite, gallery, and [...]

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The house that can survive a TSUNAMI Source : DesignRulz

In 1820, a landslide on Washington’s Camano Island sent a 4m (13ft) wave into nearby Hat Island, destroying homes and drowning many of the local people. Now one designer has created a concept house that allows water to flow through it, in an attempt to protect existing residents from the same fate. The 3,140 square-foot house is [...]

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Stunning Victorian House Renovation in San Francisco Source : DesignRulz

Located on the top floor of a Victorian building that was constructed in 1896, this two-story condo was renovated by Mork-Ulnes Design in 2006. Marrying its hippie boardinghouse past with modern, Norwegian-influenced design, the home tastefully blends its eclectic elements resulting in a feast for the eyes. The three bedroom, two bathroom condo has more than 2,600 square feet [...]

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Loft Apartment Near Humlegarden Source : DesignRulz

This chic loft apartment is located near Humlegarden, a major park in Östermalm in Stockholm, Sweden. The four bedroom interior is designed in an elegant style, and it boasts of stunning views over the surrounding city. It is currently for sale for $2.7 million.  “This stunning loft apartment, in two floors, features a fantastic floor plan with [...]

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Classic Design That Keeps Up With The Times by Viarde Source : DesignRulz

Who wouldn’t like to dive into a large Chesterfield sofa, with a good book in his hands, in front of a fireplace? Today, we present you a similar scenario directed by Viarde, an Eastern European computer graphic studio that offered us some amazing renderings of the project ‘Sunny House’. Indeed, natural lighting is what makes [...]

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Restaurant Aan Zee by Emma Architects Source : DesignRulz

Emma Architects have designed the restaurant Aan Zee in Oostvoorne, The Netherlands. Aan Zee (The Sea) is a new restaurant along the beach path in Oostvoorne, The Netherlands. The restaurant provides day and evening service, as well, the building displays information about the surrounding Dutch countryside and facilities for outdoor sportsmen. A wooden wall rises [...]

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Rado Redux by Peter Gluck and Partners Source : DesignRulz

Peter Gluck and Partners Architects designed the renovation for this home in Armonk, New York. The current clients came to us with a house that had been compromised by a postmodern 1980s renovation.  A half-round stair tower had been added and the original cantilever over the ravine filled in with a bedroom addition.  It was [...]

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Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion by Robert M. Gurney Source : DesignRulz

Architect Robert M. Gurney has designed the Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion in Washington DC. Located in a neighborhood bordering Washington, DC, this suburban site has the advantage of being located adjacent to woodlands. A contemporary house surrounded by mature trees and manicured gardens anchors the site. A new swimming pool, stone walls, and terraces [...]

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DRSL Paparazzi Lamp by Mónoculo Design Studio Source : DesignRulz

Mónoculo Design Studio have created the DRSL Paparazzi lamp. Mónoculo Design Studio presents this original lamp which is a replica of a reflex camera lens. Carefully handmade with high quality materials and fine terminations, the lens hood can be reverse mounted or removed. The lamp is made of alder wood and has a water-based varnish [...]

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Wilton House, Hartfield, Virginia Source : BoutiqueHomes

Steeped in antiquity and with barely a hair out of place historically, the Wilton House is an early American classic. Reverently maintained and carefully restored, this house has withstood the test of time with a lasting grace and elegance. The simple Colonial architecture and hearty materials remain but with a warmth and sense of a [...]

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Casa Frontera, Pacific Palisades, California Source : BoutiqueHomes

This brand new custom built home feels like country living but with a decidedly modern refinement.    Entering from an entirely enclosed Venetian courtyard, there is an unpretentious but elegant motif throughout this three level home that fills you with a sense of peace.    Constructed and designed with custom, imported materials and special attention [...]

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Sea View Villa, Sicily, Italy Source : BoutiqueHomes

Light and almost relentlessly simple in vision, space and character, this home harmonizes gently and seamlessly into the Sicilian countryside.    There’s an innate intelligence and appreciation in how architect Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzohas organized the light, structure and space to highlight a completely effortless way of natural, modern living. Designed as two separate structures [...]

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Moonlight Resort, Curanipe, Chile Source : BoutiqueHomes

You are immediately transported to a quieter way of life here. Comprised of three separate  residences, this collection of cabins affords tranquility and peace surrounded by wild cultivated gardens and forest. Constructed in the traditional Chilean style, each cabin accommodates up to six people in comfort and privacy. Spacious and comfortable, the wood structures and [...]

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Villa Del Alamo, Andalucia, Spain Source : BoutiqueHomes

This spacious Andalusian ranch or “finca” has been thoughtfully constructed and incorporated into the natural landscape to take advantage of sweeping views while remaining an intimate family home.    Bright and awash in natural light, Villa del Alamo features an eclectic mix of English traditional and ethnic and Moorish influences. The high ceilings, rows of [...]

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Praia do Iguassu, Angra dos Reis, Brasil. Source : BoutiqueHomes

Praia do Iguassu is an exclusive, tropical villa, facing 400 meters of white sand, clear blue ocean and surrounded by tropical forest. Whitewashed, airy and supremely comfortable, the Main House has five air-conditioned bedrooms (for a total of seven that sleeps fourteen), three of them accessed off a long covered veranda. The two separate master [...]

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El Santuario Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica Source : BoutiqueHomes

Located in the most desirable K Section, El Santuario Playa Guiones, is only a four minute walk to the Guiones surf break, yet is off the beaten path on a private street, with great privacy, and no foot or car traffic near the property.  This casual luxury and beachy home has incorporated all that is [...]

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Belle Maison, Paris, France Source : BoutiqueHomes

This old industrial factory in the Montreuil district of Paris has been completely re-imagined to take advantage of the high ceilings, raw space and multiple walls of windows and skylights, creating a home that is surprising, welcoming and spacious. Full of light, whimsy and color, the renovation shows an appreciation of the original structure with [...]

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